2007-2008 University of Guelph Graduate Calendar

VIII. Graduate Programs

Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

MSc Program

To be considered, applicants must meet the requirements of a four-year honours science degree with a minimum 75% average during the final two years or 4 semesters of undergraduate study. Applicants should have completed a course in statistics. Applicants are urged to identify and contact a faculty member who is willing to serve as their advisor.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all graduate programs in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences will normally be granted in September. Completed applications should arrive in the department by April 1 of the year in which the student wishes to begin study. Applications from international students, especially those applying for financial support, should arrive by December 1 of the year before the expected date of admission.

Admission Process

There are two parts to the application process (see steps below). Before submitting an application, you are strongly encouraged to view the "Before you Apply" section on the CBS Graduate Opportunities webpage for further details. This is a two-step self-administered application process. First you must complete an online “submission summary” and second, assemble all required documentation (listed below) and forward the complete package to the ADR Office, Laurie Winn, CBS Graduate Admissions Secretary, Room 256, Axelrod Building (moving to Science Complex effective August 1, 2007), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 2W1.

For further information, contact the CBS Graduate Admissions Secretary at lwinn@uoguelph.ca.

Degree Requirements

MSc by Thesis

Students must complete and defend an acceptable thesis which comprises a scientifically defensible account of the student's research on a particular, well-defined research problem or hypothesis. Such research should begin with the practical expectation that it could be completed and the thesis defended in not more than 5 semesters. Paramount to the notion of acceptability of the thesis is its quality with respect to problem identification, the approach used to address the problem, and the evaluation of the results.

In addition they must successfully complete courses totalling not fewer than 1.5 graduate credits. The graduate credits of course work will consist of:

a) at least one of:
HBNS*6700 [0.50] Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism
HBNS*6040 [0.50] Research Fronts in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
b) at least 1.0 credits of electives as determined with the Advisory Committee
MSc by Course Work and Project

Students must complete at least 4.0 graduate credits as follows:

HBNS*6010 [0.50] Seminar in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences
HBNS*6320 [0.50] Advances in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences Research
at least one of:
HBNS*6910 [0.50] Basic Research Techniques and Processes
HBNS*6920 [0.50] Applied Research Techniques and Processes
HBNS*6930 [0.50] Research Project
at least one of:
HBNS*6700 [0.50] Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism
HBNS*6040 [0.50] Research Fronts in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences
at least 1.0 to 2.0 graduate credits of electives.